Quiz about Strangers on a Train
Quiz about Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train Trivia Quiz

Here are 10 well known train journeys, just match the appropriate people with their train trip.

A matching quiz by ClaudiaCat. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Aug 28 22
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1. Anton Chekhov and Fyodor Dostoevsky  
Eastern and Oriental Express
2. Charles Darwin and Queen Adelaide  
The Orient Express
3. Claude Debussy and Joseph Haydn  
Bullet Train
4. Carl Jung and Roger Federer  
Glacier Express
5. Lee Kuan Yew and Vajiralongkorn  
Reunification Express Railway
6. Shahrukh Khan and Shah Jahan  
Belmond Hiram Bingham
7. Yoko Ono and Takashi Murakami  
The Skeena
8. Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui and Claudio Pizarro  
The Ghan
9. Justin Bieber and Justin Trudeau  
Trans Siberian Railway
10. Ho Chi Minh and Ngo Dinh Diem  
Palace on Wheels

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Anton Chekhov and Fyodor Dostoevsky

Answer: Trans Siberian Railway

The Trans Siberian Railway is the longest railway line in the world, taking six or seven days to travel from Moscow to Vladivostok, Russia. The railway has a length of over 9,289 kilometres (5,772 miles) and because of the distance, it also travels through a few time zones. The route has changed from its beginnings in 1916 to currently including Mongolia, China and North Korea.
2. Charles Darwin and Queen Adelaide

Answer: The Ghan

The Ghan is a well known train trip in Australia from Darwin to Adelaide and vice versa. It is Australia's equivalent to a luxury cruise liner, offers good dining, sightseeing and is an unique experience travelling through the Red Centre. Being a tourist train, the Ghan, allows a passenger the option of "an off-train" experience in places such as Alice Springs, Coober Pedy; combined with the unique dining event under the stars.
3. Claude Debussy and Joseph Haydn

Answer: The Orient Express

Unfortunately, the Orient Express ceased to operate in 2009, with its original travel being from Paris to Istanbul. The route has changed over the year, but this was the most well known and proven route. The route became famous due to an Agatha Christie novel, "Murder on the Orient Express".

The train was known for its luxury, elegant dining, decor and comfort. For example, the first menu on board (10 October 1882) was oysters, soup with Italian pasta, turbot with green sauce, chicken 'à la chasseur', fillet of beef with 'château' potatoes, 'chaud-froid' of game animals, lettuce, chocolate pudding, buffet of desserts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orient_Express
4. Carl Jung and Roger Federer

Answer: Glacier Express

The Glacier Express, a trainline, that is located in the Alps that travels from Zermatt to St Moritz. Although the name says express, the train actually does stop at several stations, the journey being an amazing length of 291 km. Interestingly and understandably, this express train is known as the slowest express train in the world.
5. Lee Kuan Yew and Vajiralongkorn

Answer: Eastern and Oriental Express

Singapore to Bangkok is a train journey to experience. It is not a regular train line and only operates once or twice each month from March to December. The trip takes two nights and three days. Travelling through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, this trip is a must for all those train buffs out there that also want to see this region of South East Asia.
6. Shahrukh Khan and Shah Jahan

Answer: Palace on Wheels

The "Palace on Wheels" is a luxurious train trip through India. The trip is magical, consisting of an eight day trip travelling from New Delhi, through Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur and Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra, then returning to New Delhi.

The carriages are depicted in the culture, art and design with its furniture, paintings and pictures, handicrafts and furnishings depicting the areas that the train travels through.
7. Yoko Ono and Takashi Murakami

Answer: Bullet Train

Shinkansen or the bullet trains are known in Japan and the world for being speedy and efficient as well as a convenient way to travel around Japan. The railway is extensive and the trains are just amazing, travelling up to 320 km/h (199mp/h).

You are able to travel from Tokyo to Osaka and Kyoto, a favourite tourist destination. There, of course, are many more options for the local traveller. Whether you want to go south, north or inland, the Bullet Train has an option for you. A Japan Rail Pass is definitely a way to see this magnificent country.
8. Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui and Claudio Pizarro

Answer: Belmond Hiram Bingham

A tourist luxury train, the Belmond Hiram Bingham train, is a day trip travel experience to Machu Picchu. It consists of 1920s Pullman cars and travels through the Andes, allowing travellers to have a great view of the snow capped mountains whilst experiencing the dining of local delicacies. The journey is a round-trip experience and you are able to enjoy food, wine and drinks, with the excitement of visiting Machu Picchu.
9. Justin Bieber and Justin Trudeau

Answer: The Skeena

The Skeena train is Canada's classic passenger rail service travelling from Prince Rupert and Jasper. This train takes an amazing ride for a day trip and then the train stops for tourists to stay overnight in Prince George. The train follows the Skeena River along side spectacular mountain range views. This trip was also known as the Rupert Rocket.
10. Ho Chi Minh and Ngo Dinh Diem

Answer: Reunification Express Railway

It is Vietnam, and the railway links the north with the south. This is a train ride that you will enjoy as it follows the coast of Vietnam, travelling through many areas before arriving in Ho Chi Minh City. The rail trip takes about 30 hours in total, though most tourists stop along the way at the many wonderful cities that it goes through: Hue, Da Nang, Hoi and Nha Trang, to name a few.
Source: Author ClaudiaCat

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